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How can we be more sure social media posts about coronavirus are accurate?

As COVID-19 has increasingly isolated us from each other, we’re relying more and more on social media for a sense of connection and as a source of information about the virus and it’s spread. But how can we be more confident that what we’re...
26-Mar-2020 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UAH has significant role in LEAP, a mission selected for NASA flight review

In collaboration with Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has a significant role in LEAP – the LargE Area burst Polarimeter – a mission...
23-Mar-2020 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UAH joins supercomputing effort to find drugs effective against COVID-19

A professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is part of an effort led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee that applies the power of supercomputers to screen compounds for...
23-Mar-2020 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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We’re dealing with COVID-19, but what’s a virus in the first place?

Everybody knows by now that the United States and the world are in the grip of one of the dangerous coronaviruses called COVID-19, but what’s a virus and how can it make us feel ill? Why do our bodies react the way they do? Are viruses alive?
23-Mar-2020 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UAH professor gets CAREER grant for additive manufacturing materials research

Research to develop lightweight multifunctional metallic materials that can mimic structural properties in nature has won an assistant professor at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) a $540,000 National Science Foundation CAREER grant.
19-Mar-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Global climate trend since Dec. 1 1978: +0.134 C per decade

Global Temperature Report: February 2020
3-Mar-2020 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Continuous soil fertility monitor could benefit agriculture

The ever-increasing price of fertilizers and environmental concerns about nutrient runoff make development of a rugged continuous electronic monitoring device to detect soil fertility a possible boon to agriculture in the United States and the...
25-Feb-2020 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UAH helps nation catch up in hypersonic research

The University of Alabama in Hunstville’s Aerophysics Research Center (ARC), operating on Redstone Arsenal, provides the government and commercial clients with a ready means of hypersonic scaled testing with its three, two-stage light gas gun...
25-Feb-2020 9:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UAH Professor Part of San Antonio Zoo’s Successful Effort to Breed Enigmatic Salamander

The imperiled Georgia blind salamander (Eurycea wallacei) was successfully bred for the first time in the labs of the Center for Conservation & Research at San Antonio Zoo.
23-Jul-2019 4:45 PM EDT

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UAH professor says multigenerational teams could be an asset to companies

Dr. Pavica Sheldon, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Arts at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), offers insight into the four generations that comprise today's workforce.
30-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

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Alabama’s bioscience industry buoyed by research universities like UAH

Thanks to research universities like UAH, Alabama is enjoying an unprecedented ramp up in its bioscience industry.
3-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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UAH English Professor’s Work Shows That Poe and Schreber Are Birds of a Feather

Dr. Joe Conway’s latest research project flies in the face of his past work by migrating toward bird mimicry in literature. His essay, “Words Are for the Birds: ‘Non-Reasoning Creatures Capable of Speech’ in the Writings of Schreber and...
22-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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Lowly Control Systems Vulnerable to Hacks, According to UAH Expert

Industrial systems that control heating and cooling, water treatment plants, etc. are a low priority. That’s why they are so vulnerable to hackers, says Dr. Ray Vaughn, vice president for research at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.
28-May-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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Natural Products Drug Discovery Group explores plant potential

Begun over 20 years ago at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) to study medicinal properties of Costa Rican plants, the Natural Products Drug Discovery Group has branched out to Africa, Australia, the Bahamas, Yemen and Cuba.
10-Jun-2013 11:15 AM EDT

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Psychologist Examines Effects of Technology Society

As daily news of cyber crimes, such as bullying, sextortion and pornography, and other forms of fraud are reported, deciphering good from bad web sites is key to navigating the Internet in today’s fast paced technological society according to...
29-May-2012 8:00 AM EDT

Researchers Go from Hurricane Ida to Icy Cyclone

Researchers and students from The University of Alabama in Huntsville will swap T-shirts and flip flops from studying hurricane Ida for parkas and mukluks to join a multi-university team that is studying blizzards in the upper Midwest.
10-Nov-2009 7:00 AM EST

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